English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement
- ED 621: Assessment Practices for English Language Learners 2 credits
This course examines issues of assessment and standards-based assessment tools and techniques for ESOL students. Meets the assessment requirement for the ESOL endorsement.
- ED 631: Cross-Cultural Foundations 3 credits
This course examines the socio-cultural context in schools with a particular focus on the diversity of ELL students in learning and communication. Meets the cultural foundations requirement of the ESOL endorsement.
- ED 652: Curriculum and Instruction for English Language Learners 3 credits
This course focuses on analyzing, selecting, designing, and modifying curriculum materials and instructional strategies for English Language Learners. Meets the pedagogy requirement of
the ESOL endorsement.
- ED 672: Linguistics for ESOL Educators 3 credits
This course applies contemporary linguistic theory to issues in language, literacy, and learning for ELL students. The course meets the language foundations requirements for the ESOL
- ED 688: Leadership in ESOL Programs and Models 2 credits
This course examines advances in ESOL policy and practice and prepares teachers to reflect on instructional practices, provide support and advocacy for ESOL students and families, and work collaboratively to improve the learning of all students. Meets the professional leadership requirement for the ESOL endorsement.
- ED 693: ESOL Practicum 2 credits
This course is a 90-hour field practicum in an ESOL program, required for the Oregon ESOL endorsement. It includes observations; delivery of instruction, assessments, and interventions; and reflection on practice. Offered as P/NP.
Reading Interventionist Endorsement
- ED 620: Principles of Reading Assessment, Diagnosis, and Intervention 2 credits
This course prepares teachers to evaluate the reading skills of individual students and to interpret and communicate the results to stakeholders. Teachers will also learn to diagnose reading problems and plan appropriate interventions based on data.
- ED 651: Best Practices in Literacy Instruction and Curriculum 3 credits
This course explores the best instructional methods and strategies from which to choose in meeting the reading needs of struggling, special-needs, and second-language students. It also
identifies criteria for developing standards-based reading curricula.
- ED 670: Foundations of Language and Literacy 3 credits
This course provides foundational knowledge in the psychology, sociology, linguistics, research, and major components of reading and writing processes and instruction.
- ED 671: Literacy Instruction for Special Needs Students 2 credits
This course provides an overview of issues, characteristics, and definitions of special needs children. This course examines planning instruction, providing services, developing community
relations, and utilizing resources.
- ED 676: Literacy Instruction for ELL Students 2 credits
This 2-credit course is designed to prepare effective and reflective teachers in language and literacy instruction for students who are English Language Learners (ELL). In this course, participants will explore multiple perspectives, practices and methodological
approaches to literacy instruction, which is research-based and proven effective to promote literacy development of ELL
- ED 689: Leadership in Literacy Programs 2 credits
This course examines diagnostic and remedial reading programs, reading systems, and reading centers, and the criteria for evaluating, developing, and managing them. Record-keeping
and reporting processes will also be discussed.
- ED 692: Reading/Literacy Practicum 2 credits
This course is a 100-hour field practicum required for the Oregon Reading Endorsement. It includes delivery of instruction, assessments, and interventions; and evaluation of practice.
Offered as P/NP.
ENGLISH SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL)
Graduates will be proficient at developing research-based strategies for teaching students who are learning
English as an additional language, diagnosing and planning interventions to increase literacy and language
development, and influencing policy that affects classroom practice, in order to increase student access to
the entire curriculum and assist students in becoming successful participants in school and society while
honoring their rich cultural and linguistic heritage.
Graduates will earn an advanced degree that enhances the teaching of literacy, including reading, writing,
speaking, viewing and language development for all populations. The curriculum covers a variety of teaching
strategies and assessments that emphasize current, research-based best practices reflecting state literacy
standards and helps to prepare current teachers for literacy interventionist and instructional coaching roles.
The program will be offered in both a hybrid and online format.